Laura L. Davis
109 Spyglass Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127
e-mail: kitty@mistwalker.com
cell: (408) 426-0283
Objective:

I am a fast learning and thorough UNIX system administrator seeking a position in a changing and challenging environment. Good for any company seeking an intuitive and strong individual with the ability to think outside of the box. I also work well in a cross-platform environment with several prior years of Windows experience.

Skills:
Section


Operating Systems1:





Hardware:








Protocols:













Software packages2:








Languages:


Skill
Data On-Tap
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
SunOS

Cisco switches
HP & Misc Printers
HPrisc
NetApp Filers
Sun

CIFS
DHCP
DNS
HTTPD
LPR/LP
NIS
NFS
NTP
POP
SSH
SMB
TCP/IP

Apache
DTS
FlexLM & Vendor Licenses
HP Print Manager
Ignite Installation
Majordomo
Netscape
PDC Budtool
Remedy
Samba
Sendmail
Veritas Netbackup
Xray Masterworks

C++
HTML
InstallShield3
Shell Scripting

Version
4.x, 5.x
9.x, 10.x, 11.x
5.x, 6.x (Redhat)
2.5 - 2.8, x86
4.1.1 - 4.1.4

5000
4000, 5000, plotter
2400, 5000, 6000, 9000
300, 400, 500
Sparc 1, 2, 4, 5 Ultra 5/10, Enterprise 450

N/A
Unknown
Latest
Apache 1.x
All
2.x, 3.x
Latest
4.x
2, 3
1, 2
7.x, 8.x
Latest

1.x
Latest
4.x, 5.x, 6.x
Latest
9.x, 10.x
1.x
All versions
4.2.x
Latest
1.x, 2.x
8.x, 9.x
3.x
3.x, 4.x

UNIX
Latest
1.x, 2.x, 3.x
bash, csh, ksh, and sh

Years
2
3
4
5
2

3
4
4
4
5

3
3
3
3
4
6
6
2
1.5
3
3
7

2
6
5
4
2
3
4
2
1
3
3
2
8

1
4
1
5

Aptitude
Intermediate
Expert
Advanced
Advanced
Intermediate

Advanced Novice
Advanced
Expert
Advanced
Advanced

Advanced Novice
Intermediate
Intermediate
Intermediate
Expert
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced Novice
Advanced Novice
Intermediate
Intermediate
Advanced

Intermediate
Intermediate
Expert
Expert
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
Intermediate
Intermediate
Advanced
Intermediate
Intermediate
Advanced

Novice
Intermediate
Novice
Advanced

Windows experience available on request.
1Some experience with AIX, IRIX, SpanStor, and MacOS 5, 6, and 7
2 Experienced with Amanda 2.4, Adobe Photoshop, Bastille, BRU, Clearcase, CVS, DreamWeaver,
Elm, Filerview, Framemaker, IPChains, Helpdesk software, Jumpstart, Mailtool, RCS, Tripwire, and Visio

Experience:
Mentor Graphics- Microtec February 1998 - November 2000
Unix System
Administrator
Sept 1998 - Nov 2000






Key responsiblities:
Sole HP-UX contact and site administrator for all versions
Designed and implemented new print, license and Ignite server architectures
Installed/Upgraded all SUN compilers, assemblers, and debuggers
Maintained helpdesk software and transferred from home script (Helpdesk) to Remedy software
Assisted in transfer of users from old tools to Netscape/Outlook
Upgraded and restructured services for all printing devices
Set up Network Applicance hardware for CIFS operations
Developed training courses for Helpdesk, Basic Unix, and Adminstrative UNIX studies

Maintained license and print servers, built Ignite installation server, installed HP-UX machines with all versions OS, UNIX application software installation, desktop hardware, and software support for two building sites, Windows and UNIX integration server support, created special configuration computer labs, completed HP Y2K compliancy, maintained Helpdesk Service Request Database, Majordomo mailing lists, Sendmail aliases, NIS maps, and user accounts using RCS/CVS. Supported: 150 HP-UX machines (HPRISC Apollo 2400, 5000, 6000 and 9000 servers) plus 300 Sun machines (Sparc 1 2 5, Ultra 5 10 and enterprise 450) and some network hardware (Cisco routers, various hubs/switches). This site utilized NIS, NFS, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMB, CIFS, SSH, POP3, and OnNet protocols
Network Appliance September 1997 - July 1998
Marketing Lab
Administrator
Sept 1997 - Feb 1998



Key responsiblities:
Designed and expanded the functionality of the technical marketing lab
Created lab documentation and online scheduling for equipment usage
Configured trade show equipment and demonstration sets
Evaluated Veritas Netbackup, PDC, Spanstor, and MS-DFS and wrote white papers for each
Tested release of Flierview as made available

Requisitioned lab components, supplies, and tools, evaluated third-party products with analysis written in HTML, did troubleshooting of hardware and software issues for both UNIX and Windows, supported internal customer configurations, configured unique situations for Network Appliance filers, supported Solaris 2.6 and rack mounted pc running Win95 and NT4.0, Cisco 2500 switch and gigabit fiber both internal to lab and to desktop, and supported local desktop software incl. Eudora, Outlook Express, DreamWeaver, Visio for layout design, Excel, MSWord, and virus software. This site utilized NFS, DHCP, MS-DFS, CIFS, and PC-TCP protocols
Microtec Research April 1994 - September 1997
Release Analyst
Test Technician
Test Contractor
Apr 1994 - Sept 1997
Built and maintained FlexLM encryption shell scripts (sh/bsh/ksh)
Designed and maintained internal license configuration standards
Provided technical support on all licensing issues and documentation
Designed and supported clean install/RM lab
Assisted with relocation of company technical resources to newe building
Preparation of equipment for hardware integrated testing
Creation of test report documentation
Evaluation of Integration test suites
Filed, organized, and verified Software Product Reports through DTS

Miscellaneous:

Currently supporting a home network with Windows 95 & 98, Linux 5.2 6.2, IRIX 4.x, HP-UX 10.20, and Solaris 7 through a Linux IP-MASQ firewall with IPchains on DSL. Backed by BRU for 1.5 years and now by CD-RW. I cover NIS, TCP/IP, DNS, SMB, XNTP, NTP, SSH, POP3, and HTTPD protocols. Working on private party contracts at this time.

Education:
Currently attending AIU to earn a BS in Information Technology

Most recent courses in Perl, C++, Installshield3, WinRunner
Further classes at University of California, Santa Cruz Extension
Aug 1992 - June 1993 Parkland Community College, Urbana IL
Jan 1991 - May 1992 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana